An adult fare must be paid by any student aged 12 or above when travelling on the MTR without 1) using a Personalised Octopus with valid “Student Status”, or 2) using a Temporary Student Octopus with a receipt/proof issued by the MTR. The “Student status” encoded on a Personalised Octopus is valid for MTR travel only.
Students who wish to enjoy the concessionary MTR fares under the scheme are required to use a Personalised Octopus card. 2019-20 Application forms can be submitted to MTR customer services from 1 September 2019 onwards. An online application service is also provided on the MTR website (from 1 Sep) : http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/
1. Applications are for a) Personalised Octopus card with “student status” or b) Activation/renewal of “student status” on a Personalised Octopus card.
2. The application fee for students who do not possess a Personalised Octopus card (with their name and photo printed) is HK$90. First time applicants will be offered a rebate of $20 (in the form of usable value encoded on the processed card).
3. The “student status” is valid for MTR travel only. Users of Personalised Octopus card with “student status” (including aged 12 or under) are reminded when they travel on any non-MTR transport they are liable to individual terms and conditions pf the respective transport provider and may be charged full adult fare even though they are aged 12 or under.
4. Concessionary Single Journey Tickets are invalid for students aged 12 or above. Students may only use Personalised Octopus with “Student Status” if they wish to benefit from the concessionary fares in the MTR network. (Airport Express, East Rail Line First Class, or MTR Feeder bus and Lo Wu, Lok Ma Chau are not included)
For any enquiries, the MTR hotline is 2881 8888 (mon-fri: 8.30-6pm, sat: 8.30-1pm)
Click on attachments for FAQs for MTR student travel scheme and online application.